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Winter Clean-Up Cost Sets Record

New Jersey spent a record amount clearing snow and ice from the state’s roads during the winter of 2014.

Plow clearing snow in Lakewood
Plow clearing snow in Lakewood (TheLakewoodScoop.com)

Transportation Commissioner James Simpson estimates the costs of clearing state, county and municipal roads could approach a half-billion dollars.

The state Transportation Department spent $138 million on state highways. DOT spokesman Steve Schapiro tells The Press of Atlantic City that’s about the same amount as the combined cost for the previous three years.

The DOT dispatched crews for 50 separate storms or threats of dangerous road conditions. They used 496,000 tons of salt.

It cost more than $42 million to keep traffic moving on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. That compares to nearly $24 million last winter.

Snow-removal costs on the Atlantic City Expressway were $2.3 million.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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